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Bei der Ohm International Summer School 2024 werden 4 Kurse angeboten, von denen du dir einen aussuchst. Die Auswahl besteht aus:

  • AI-based Early Stage Planning for the AEC Industry
  • Confident and Effective Communication
  • Electronic Music Production
  • New Forms of Sustainable Management: Due Diligence and Digitalization in Sustainable Supply Chains

Nachfolgend findest du nähere Informationen zu den Inhalten und Zielgruppen der einzelnen Kurse in englischer Sprache.

Die Summer School Kurse

AI-based Early Stage Planning for the AEC Industry

This course is designed to introduce participants to the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in early stage planning for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. The course will cover various AI tools and techniques that can be used to leverage the design process and improve project outcomes.

Participants will learn about the use of AI in site analysis, building information modelling (BIM), energy modelling, and cost estimation. They will also explore how AI can be used in planning to predict project risks and identify potential issues before they arise.

Throughout the course, participants will work on real-world case studies and projects to gain hands-on experience with AI-based planning tools. They will learn how to integrate these tools into their workflow and use them to for collaboration with stakeholders.

By the end of this course, participants will have a solid understanding of how AI can be used to enhance early stage planning in the AEC industry, and they will be equipped with practical skills that they can apply in their professional practice.

Course is designed for: bachelor's students, master's students and graduates 

Fields of Study: architecture, civil engineering, industrial engineering and management

Academic Coordinator

Dr. Manuel Mühlbauer


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Confident and Effective Communication

In today's globally networked world, appearance, presentation, perceptive ability, the objective assessment of approaching conflict situations,
and de-escalative rhetorical skills are helpful when it comes to leading teams, efficiently achieving verbal goals in conferences and generally to messsage effectively.

This summer school course will train the following skills:

  • Rhetorical and vocal techniques
  • Confidence in presentations using practical exercises
  • Recognising and defusing conflict situations using the archetypes of communication and by applying the principle of emotional intelligence
  • Self-awareness and external impact by developing abilities to give and receive feedback effectively

More detailed information will be posted on this website soon.

Course is designed for: bachelor’s students in their third year, master’s students and graduates from different fields of study

Requirements: Curiosity and willingness to engage in practical exercises

Academic Coordinator

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Electronic Music Production

Electronic music has become a cultural and economic asset with wide recognition:

According to the Goethe Institute, "electronic music from Germany [...] enjoys a great deal of attention worldwide"[1].

Suhrkamp Verlag has also dealt with the history of electronic music in the form of a number of “Oral History” publications [2], [3],[4] in recent years.

Services rendered in the field of electronic music can be classified as economic goods in the “culture and creative industries”.[5] The importance of the creative industries for the metropolitan region was recently examined by the "Economy and Infrastructure" forum of the European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg [6]and identified a "great importance of the metropolitan region of Nuremberg within the German music industry" (page 48) and sees Nuremberg "as that Bavarian city which offers the most efficient breeding ground for innovative music scenes ” (page 52). The American sociologist Richard Florida[7]  repeatedly emphasises the positive influence of the so-called “creative class” on a region.

So far, there has been a lack of suitable offers in the academic teaching landscape in Germany - the demand has so far mainly been met by private providers. This is where this summer school course should start.

One can say that there has been a real democratisation of music production in the last few decades:

In the past, the results of one's own work were distributed on tapes by mail, today platforms such as Soundcloud or Bandcamp offer the possibility not only of producing but also distributing the result with the support of modern technologies. The partly very good information on the internet has also contributed to a better understanding by society.


[2] Felix Denk, Sven von Thülen: Der Klang der Familie - Berlin, Techno und die

Wende. suhrkamp taschenbuch 4548, Berlin, 2014

[3] Jürgen Teipel: Mehr als laut - DJs erzählen. suhrkamp taschenbuch 4482, Berlin, 2013

[4] Tobias Rapp: Lost and Sound - Berlin, Techno und der Easyjetset. suhrkamp taschenbuch 4044, Berlin, 2009

[5] Jan-Michael Kühn: Die Wirtschaft der Techno-Szene. Arbeiten in einer subkulturellen Ökonomie. Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden, 2017

[6] eGschäftsstelle des Forums „Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur“ im Wirtschaftsreferat der

Stadt Nürnberg (Hg.): “Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft in der europäischen Metropolregion Nürnberg”. Nürnberg, 2010

[7] Richard Florida: The Rise of the Creative Class. Basic Books, 2003

In this summer school course you will learn about

  • History of electronic music genres
  • Electronic sound synthesis (subtractive synthesis, additive synthesis, FM-synthesis) 
  • Structure and functionality of digital audio 
  • Workstations (DAWs)
  • Digital effects (chorus, phaser, flanger, distortion, tremolo)
  • Dynamic processor (compressor, limiter) 
  • Equalizer
  • Beatmaking
  • Song arrangement

In week 1 of this summer school course we will lay the fundamentals in sound synthesis and sound design which will be applied by all participants in week 2 to work on a production of their own electronic music song project. The quality of this song will be basis for assessment in the course.

The summer school course is taught by Alexander von Hoffmann and Garri Steba.

Applied Software: Reaktor and Maschine from Native Instruments (Berlin). Every participant will get access to a computer with the required software installations. Please bring your own headphones with a jack cable connection.

Course is designed for: students and graduates from different fields of study. No prior knowledge necessary!

In the video below partcipants of Ohm-ISS 2023 share their experience about this course. Don't forget to check it out!

Academic Coordinator

Name Kontakt
Alexander von Hoffmann Alexander von Hoffmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

New Forms of Sustainable Management- Due Diligence and Digitalization in Sustainable Supply Chains

With the growing global integration of companies, their area of responsibility for the ecological, social, and human rights impacts associated with their activities are part of discussions in societies and politics. Transparency, traceability, and compliance with sustainability standards are requirements that investors, consumers, supervisory authorities, and environmental and human rights groups demand in the form of corporate due diligence reporting. For example, consumers and consumer associations are increasingly demanding information about the conditions under which goods are manufactured. Production conditions thus become part of the product quality.

This summer school course will address the following topics:

  • Sustainable management in the new era of transparency
  •  Legislation on supply chain due diligence
  • Sustainable reporting and the requirements of different standards
  • Technological solutions to support dur diligence processes (blockchain, platforms etc.)

More detailed information can be found on this website in the next few weeks.

Course is designed for: bachelor’s students in their third year, master’s students and graduates.

Fields of study: business, computer science, sustainable science

In the video below partcipants of Ohm-ISS 2023 share their experience about this course. Don't forget to check it out!

Academic Coordinator

Name Kontakt
Frank Ebinger Frank Ebinger
Prof. Dr.